On Monday, 17 October 2016 3:33:29 PM AEDT Rene Engelhard wrote: > - mysql-connector-c++s upstream is Oracle, so they obviously do not care > about MariaDB and (can) just require MySQL > - mysql-workbench (also Oracle I think) in newer versions apparently needs > mysql-connector-c++ >= 1.1.7 > - mysql-connector-c++ starting from 1.1.5 (IIRC) needs MySQL >= 5.6 to > build (and doesn't build with MariaDB) and mysql-connector-c++ 1.1.7 needs > even MySQL >= 5.7
Sadly it is true that Oracle couldn't care less about mysql-workbench compatibility with anything but MySQL 5.7... New versions of mysql-workbench FTBFS with mysql-5.6 and with mariadb. mysql-workbench is stuck at v6.3.4 because upstream refuses to recognise/resolve FTBFS in newer versions that upstream build against MySQL 5.7. > (Interestingly, the mysql-workbench "maintainer" didn't do *any* action > or offer to help to fix https://bugs.debian.org/836731, which is why sid > is stuck with 1.1.3) * mysql-workbench maintainer is not even mentioned in #836731 let alone he is not a maintainer of "mysql-connector-c++"... * #836731 was silently merged with related #835185 at which mysql-workbench maintainer looked but unfortunately couldn't find anything with his limited knowledge of C++. He then tagged bug #835185 "help". * mysql-workbench maintainer have no shortage of excuses for his inactivity: among other issues that affect his performance there are new job, illness (from which he did not recover yet) and sudden death of a family member in an accident... * mysql-workbench maintainer is unable to deal with complex C++ issues on his own and upstream is not helpful (or at least ignores comments about compatibility raised in their bug tracker). mysql-workbench maintainer wishes he could be more useful but there is only little he can do... :( -- Best wishes, Dmitry Smirnov. --- Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -- Winston Churchill
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